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Carin Alma E. Somers Scholarship Award Winner

Dear Colleagues,

The Atlantic Provinces Library Association administers the Carin Alma E. Somers Scholarship Trust. This trust provides an annual scholarship, valued at approximately $2,000, in her name to assist a Canadian citizen who is an Atlantic Provinces resident needing financial assistance to undertake or complete the academic requirements leading to a degree in Library and Information Science.

APLA Letter on Cuts to Newfoundland and Labrador Libraries

The following letter has been sent to the NL Premier and members of the House of Assembly.

May 3, 2016

RE: Open Letter Regarding the Closure of 54 Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries

Dear Premier:

2016 APLA Merit Award Winner

The Atlantic Provinces Library Association is pleased to announce that this year's recipient of the APLA Merit Award is Lou Duggan.

The APLA Merit Award honours an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to library services in the Atlantic Provinces. Lou has been known for his mentorship, his leadership in regional and national associations, a strong record of research, his commitment to advancing the profession, and his outstanding dance moves at the annual APLA conference.

2016 APLA Merit Award

Nominations for the 2016 APLA Merit Award are now being accepted.

Presented at the Banquet during the Annual Conference, the APLA Merit Award honours an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to library services in the Atlantic Provinces.

Carin Alma E. Somers Scholarship

The Atlantic Provinces Library Association administers the Carin Somers Scholarship Trust. The trust provides an annual scholarship, valued at approximately $2,000, in her name to assist a Canadian citizen who is an Atlantic Provinces resident needing financial assistance to undertake or complete the academic requirements leading to a degree in Library and Information Science.

APLA Advocacy Award

Applications are now being accepted for the APLA Advocacy Award. The award recognizes exemplary library promotion, advocacy, and outreach through original programs, initiatives, promotions or services. If you have a project which highlights the importance of your library and/or librarianship, consider applying. Send a brief description of your program (scope, target audience, implementation, outcome, relevance and effectiveness) with your contact information to Jocelyne Thompson and the Advocacy Committee at jlt@unb.ca.

Applications now being accepted for First Timer's Conference Grant

If you are a personal member of APLA, residing Atlantic Canada and planning on attending your first APLA conference, you can apply for the conference grant. Applications will be accepted up to March 31, 2016. For complete details, see: http://www.apla.ca/?q=node/44

General Activities Fund Grants

Did you know that APLA has a General Activities Fund to provide grants for projects or activities in support of APLA’s aims and objectives? Applications can be made throughout the year for activities in support of topics such as literacy, lifelong learning, and conferences. Proposals must demonstrate how they meet the aims and objectives.

You can find APLA’s mission and objectives here: http://www.apla.ca/?q=mandateandmission

The Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award is back for its 17th year!

The Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Award is exciting reading program for children in Grades 4, 5 and 6 which introduces thousands of young readers from all over Atlantic Canada to great Canadian books and authors. Children read from a selection of titles in four categories (English fiction and non-fiction and French fiction and non-fiction) and vote on the winners for each category. Elections will be held in March 2016, nominated authors will tour Atlantic communities in April, and the ceremony will take place on April 29 in Moncton.

APLA 2016

The APLA 2016 site is up! The conference will be held in Halifax and the theme is Libraries: Supporting Bodies and Minds. See the conference site for more details.

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